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upper classmen, August 15; the latest registration date for freshmen and upper classmen was September 26. One institution had five days for registration; 1 had four and one-half; 6 had three; 19 had two; 1 had one and one-half; 20 had one day; and 1 had one-half day.
Holidays.—The average number of holidays was 18.8 days for the year; the range was 10 to 28 days. Seven institutions had 10 to 14 holidays; 18 had 15 to 19; 10 had 20 to 24; and 6 had 25 to 29.
Number of days of instruction.—The average number of days of instruction was 185.8; the range was from 1621/2 to 232 days. (See Table 28.)
TABLE 27.—Number and per cent of land-grant institutions reporting allocation
of administrative duties 1927–28
To freshman class
Collection of fees.
Grades to students..
students Advertising Editorial work:
Checking candidates for degrees...
for degrees to faculty and board Commencement procedure...
9.7 9.7 5.8 17.6 31.2
TABLE 27.-Number and per cent of land-grant institutions reporting allocation
of administrative duties 1927-28-Continued
TABLE 28.—Calendar of inslruction, including registration period, closing date, rece88 periods, number of days of instruction, and number of
days and terms of the summer session
TABLE 28.—Calendar of instruction, including registration period, closing date, recess periods, number of days of instruction, and number of
days and terms of the summer session-Continued
Register by mail from Aug. i to opening of University.
Part V.-Alumni and Former Students
Thirty-seven thousand three hundred and forty-two alumni and other former students of the land-grant institutions contributed to this study by making reports upon a questionnaire form prepared for the purpose. These former students matriculated in 48 institutions during four periods, each of three academic years, 1889–1892, 1899–1902, 1909–1912, and 1919–1922. Matriculation records for these periods were furnished by the institutions participating in the study with two exceptions, Ohio State University and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. The total number of matriculants reported was 103,712. Distribution by years, number of institutions, and of those to whom the questionnaire was sent is shown in Table 1.
Of the 76,785 questionnaires sent to matriculants, 7,344 could not be delivered by the Postal Service, thus leaving 69,441 that presumably reached the persons to whom they were addressed. Reports were received from 33,723, or 48.5 per cent, of the matriculants who probably received the questionnaire. In addition 3,619 reports were received from former students of Ohio State University and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, making a total of 37,342 cases for study.
Inasmuch as it has been possible to present only a small part of the information secured by means of the questionnaire, students who desire to carry the study further upon the basis of the original data may be interested to know that the questionnaires on file in the United States Office of Education contain information on the following items: State or county from which registered, year of matriculation, degree received, number of years in college if not a graduate, major division of registration, field of specialization, present residence, age at entrance to college, sex, marital status, number of children in school or graduated, nativity of father and mother, size of community in